New UK MD of Mercedes-Benz Trucks dies at 5605 October 2021

Wolfgang Theissen, who took over as managing director of Mercedes-Benz Trucks in August 2020, died on 7 September.

A 30-year veteran of Daimler, he joined the company in Stuttgart in 1991 in the training programme for commercial vehicles, before working in finance and control, and then settling into a series of head of sales roles. His next step was procurement, and one of his major responsibilities was buying parts for Mercedes-Benz Sprinter vans, plus purchasing and logistics for Freightliner trucks.

After spending four years with Daimler Trucks North America in Portland, Oregon as head of procurement, he returned to Stuttgart in 2010, working as head of sales for Europe, and later on as head of sales for Europe and the overseas region.

Head of global sales & marketing at Mercedes-Benz Trucks, Andreas von Wallfeld, said: “Myself and the senior management team of Mercedes-Benz Trucks is deeply shocked. Wolfgang’s early death is a great loss to all of us. At this difficult time, our thoughts and deepest sympathies are with Wolfgang’s family; his wife Nicole and his daughter Jil. We wish them much strength and confidence.”

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